Something special happens when multiple craftsmen come together. They tell a story of their work in their final piece, their craft. Making it possible for you to tell your story for generations to come.
Their story is of generations of craftsmen passing down their skills from generation to generation. They learn and perfect their skills over a lifetime. They create a work of art from their skill and talent. The carpenter. The leathersmith. The seamstress. Bonding families together as they maintain their culture amidst the technological present.
The photographer tells your story in images, and craftsmen preserve it for generations. Making it possible to pass down to your children and grandchildren…and great grandchildren. The story of you. Of your family. Of your life.
Digital images are fun……for now. They really are. We want to post them and share them the second they are captured. To show people where we are now. In the present. In the moment. To remember what we had for lunch….on a Tuesday. I get it, I really do. I’m the same person that just recently cleared 4,357 images from my iPhone. Believe me, I love digital images.
But your story doesn’t end there with digital images. It’s just a brief second in your history. Trust me.
When you look at photos of your grandparents, what are they? Are you looking at the negatives from the old Brownie cameras? Are they those silver glass plates stored in the attic? Maybe they are those FUN vacation slides? Does grandpa whip out the projector on Thanksgiving? Maybe he does. Ha!
Your story needs to be tangible. So long after you are gone, your legacy lives on, forever. Digital might be the vehicle your are currently driving, but it’s not the final destination of where you are headed. Photographs are the vessel in which those memories were meant to be preserved.
With a passion for the simpler way of life, and the beauty of the Amish countryside, I have great respect for the craftsmen that handcraft products such as The Heirloom Nostalgia Box, that allow me to help make this happen for my clients. I have great respect for the skill and the passion for their craft. Knowing that each piece of leather was hand pulled, that each box, hand varnished. And that each photograph I deliver, will be in the extraordinary company of such craftsmen and women that built their product with the same passion I build mine. And collectively, we can offer you a a unique and totally custom timeless heirloom.
I am proud to offer these handcrafted products to both my portrait and wedding clients.
While the Heirloom Chapter Box is always available a la carte, it is already included within The Fine Art Portrait Legacy Collection.
The Heirloom Nostalgia Box, is actually a “kit”. It contains items that are meant to preserve the story of your family and your history. With memory triggers. I’ve had clients ask, “What do I do with the tiny bottles?” “Why should be writing these letters?”. The possibilities are endless, but the most popular options are items that are near and dear to you. If the family session is on the beach, we will incorporate collecting sand and shells into your session. Reflecting on the time spent together. For a wedding day, it may be perfume the bride wore, flowers from her bouquet, or a tiny message to be opened on the first anniversary. The archival stationary is for letters, meant to be your heart and soul on paper. A message to your future children….a message to your spouse on your 50th anniversary….a letter to your grandchildren….a letter to your child, now….to read at our session together. It could be your prayer for your newborn on archival paper or wisps of their first haircut preserved in their memory box. The ideas are endless…
The “kit” includes (10) Fine Art Linen Mounted 5x7s Prints, Linen cloth print wrap, Leather print wrap with antique button closure, (5) Corked glass vials, (10) Handmade Loktah paper stationary with envelopes, and a USB drive for those “digital” images. The printed photographs that are included in the box are also meant to stand the test of time. Printed on Fine Art Linen Archival paper, mounted onto a thin rigid board, wrapped in the finest woven fabric, secured in a hand-pulled leather pouch. All packaged in a handcrafted, hardwood chest, available in 4 finishes; Oil Rubbed Walnut, White Glaze Maple, Natural, and Cherry. All boxes have the option to be custom engraved….with anything. Yes, anything. Your names and wedding date, your family name and established date, anything.
Maybe someday it will be you and your sweetheart opening the box, celebrating your 50th anniversary over a glass of wine, looking back at your life together. Or it’s your grandchildren who dust off the very box that likely sat on your shelf for years and years. They will be able to touch the paper you touched. To smell the perfume you wore, while flipping through your photographs. To have a little piece of your memory and your legacy alive and preserved.
How ever you decide to use your Heirloom Nostalgia Box, know that it was made for deep roots to tell your story, by craftsmen and women whose own stories are just as precious to them.
Please enjoy these detailed images of The Heirloom Nostalgia Box.
NOW….for an announcement!
Read below for a new addition to the Fall Product Line, and a GIVEAWAY to celebrate! So excited to share this!
A new addition to the Fall Product Line: The PETITE Heirloom Box
So excited to be able to now offer a “Petite” version of our Handcrafted Heirloom Nostalgia Box. This box (or kit) offers many of the same amenities as it’s big brother. Includes (5) Handmade Loktah paper stationary with envelopes, (10) 4×6 Fine Art Linen Mounted Prints, (3) Corked Glass Vials and a Linen cloth print wrap. (This box does NOT include the leather pouch or USB drive of images)
For a very limited time, we will be gifting, yes GIFTING, for FREE, all clients, with the Petite Heirloom Box when booking The Essentials Portrait Collection this fall. ($350 Value) Use the code HEIRLOOMBOX during checkout when you reserve your session. Don’t forget to add The Petite Heirloom Nostalgia Box to your cart.
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The Fall Sessions are extremely limited so don’t wait to take advantage of this incredible offer.